Christmas Tree Play Dough Math Mats

Christmas Math Play Dough Mats @PreKinders.com

I’m using these play dough mats along with my Christmas Theme this month. These will help children with fine motor skills as they practice counting and numeral identification. You can find many more Play Dough Math Mats here, as well as a set of Gingerbread House mats.

To prepare the mats, print and either laminate or slip them into clear page protectors. I usually put them in page protectors and hook them together with metal binder rings. The top of each mat says, “Put [#] ornaments on the tree.” Children will identify the numeral on each page, and count out the correct number of ornaments to place on the tree.

There’s also a toddler mat for children who are not ready for counting yet, but need the fine motor practice. This mat simply says, “Put some ornaments on the tree.”

Children can use play dough to make the ornaments by rolling it into little balls. If you prefer not to use play dough, you can use buttons, craft pom-pom balls, flat floral marbles, or bingo chips.

The elfkins graphics used to make these mats came from ScrappinDoodles.com and the tree graphic came from GraphicsFactory.com.

Click these images (or buttons) to download the mats:

Christmas Math Mat

Christmas Toddler Mat

Christmas Mat ChristmasToddler Mat

This printable uses graphics licensed by Scrappin Doodles.

Comments

  1. Jen says

    I just wanted to say thanks for sharing all your great ideas! I am a school based OT whose preschool students have so much fun playing your games- especially the play dough mats.

  2. says

    Thanks so much, Karen, for the playdough mats. I printed some of the toddler ones so I could be more versatile with directions. I think they would be nice for sorting mats, too.

  3. says

    I LOVE ALL OF THE GREAT IDEALS THAT ARE FOR CHRISTMAS THIS YEAR . I WORK IN A CLASSROOM WITH THREE YEAR OLDS. SO IAM VERY BUSY AND HARD TO FINR ENOUGH TIME TO GET EVERYTHING DONE FOR THE ROOM. SO ALL THE HELP IS GREAT TO HAVE. SO THANK YOU AND HAVE A GOOD ONE. GREATTTTTTTTTTT IDEALS.

  4. flo says

    I love all of these ideas and more! I also think it is a great idea to slip the christmas mats in plastic transperency covers! Why didn’t I think of that?

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